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Disabled Dogs


Series
Dog Heroes

by
Meish Goldish

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Bearport
Imprint
Bearport
ISBN
9781617726972
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Dogs such as Angelyne, a deaf dog who can follow hand signals, and Faith, a dog who can walk upright on two legs, inspire people with their impressive adaptability. Facts about disabled dogs. Breeds featured in book. Glossary. Bibliography. Book and Web site suggestions for further reading. Index. Full-color photographs.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Dewey

636.7/0897712

AR

5.4: points 0.5

Lexile

960L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

May 2013

Book Genres


Topics

Dogs with disabilities. Therapy dogs. Dog wheelchairs. Deaf dogs. Blind dogs. Adaptation. Rehabilitation.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal

Junior Library Guild

  • Readers will be inspired by the stories of disabled dogs that lead full, active lives with a little help from their owners. For instance, a blind dog’s owner adopted another dog to be a companion and guide. The guide dog, a pug, was chosen because pugs tend to breathe loudly, making it easy for the blind dog to follow him.
  • Clear and accessible presentation, with plentiful photographs of dogs of various breeds (and with different disabilities).
  • The work of disabled therapy dogs is heartwarming, as the dogs visit combat veterans and other people learning to use mobility devices such as wheelchairs.
  • Includes fascinating information about special gear, developed or adapted for dogs’ use. For example, there are different configurations of harnesses and wheels for dog wheelchairs, and blind dogs often wear “Doggles.”

School Library Journal

These titles feature a well-balanced mix of true stories, complete with names and photographs, and general information useful for reports and understanding the broader canine experience. The first book spotlights dogs with various disabilities, including missing or malfunctioning legs, blindness, and deafness, and how some of them have thrived with help of their owners. The second title looks at the many ways dogs and modern-day soldiers work together, such as military working dogs (MWDs), strays befriended by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and dogs that help returning service members adapt to life outside the military. Most of these topics are covered in greater detail in other titles, but the combination of personal stories and current affairs gives enough distinction so as not to have too much overlap. Photographs in both titles are enjoyable and show diversity, while simple captions connect them with the text. An aside in Soldiers’ Dogs mentions that “in the past, all retired MWDs were ‘put to sleep,’” but since 2000, people have been allowed to adopt them. These heartening titles will be appreciated by young readers, particularly animal lovers.—Jennifer Wolf, Beaverton City Library, OR

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • Readers will be inspired by the stories of disabled dogs that lead full, active lives with a little help from their owners. For instance, a blind dog’s owner adopted another dog to be a companion and guide. The guide dog, a pug, was chosen because pugs tend to breathe loudly, making it easy for the blind dog to follow him.
  • Clear and accessible presentation, with plentiful photographs of dogs of various breeds (and with different disabilities).
  • The work of disabled therapy dogs is heartwarming, as the dogs visit combat veterans and other people learning to use mobility devices such as wheelchairs.
  • Includes fascinating information about special gear, developed or adapted for dogs’ use. For example, there are different configurations of harnesses and wheels for dog wheelchairs, and blind dogs often wear “Doggles.”

School Library Journal

These titles feature a well-balanced mix of true stories, complete with names and photographs, and general information useful for reports and understanding the broader canine experience. The first book spotlights dogs with various disabilities, including missing or malfunctioning legs, blindness, and deafness, and how some of them have thrived with help of their owners. The second title looks at the many ways dogs and modern-day soldiers work together, such as military working dogs (MWDs), strays befriended by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and dogs that help returning service members adapt to life outside the military. Most of these topics are covered in greater detail in other titles, but the combination of personal stories and current affairs gives enough distinction so as not to have too much overlap. Photographs in both titles are enjoyable and show diversity, while simple captions connect them with the text. An aside in Soldiers’ Dogs mentions that “in the past, all retired MWDs were ‘put to sleep,’” but since 2000, people have been allowed to adopt them. These heartening titles will be appreciated by young readers, particularly animal lovers.—Jennifer Wolf, Beaverton City Library, OR

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